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barricade Taksim 23.06.13

By @JFernandezLayos

[Greek translation here and in comments]   Istanbul, June 23

Dear people,

It has been an extraordinary week of revolutionary assemblies in all parts of the city. But I have to admit, I kind of missed the tear gas.

Yesterday at last we were bound to have some. Continue reading

 

Police retreat as protesters rally in Istanbul square

 

After viciously attacking peaceful protestors for 36 hours with tear gas and pepper spray to hold onto the area, Turkish police retreat as thousands of protesters pour into Istanbul’s Taksim Square….

 

Police have started withdrawing from a main Istanbul square to allow in tens of thousands of protesters campaigning against the potential construction of a shopping centre in a park.

 

State-run Private Dogan news agency said officers removed barricades after brief scuffles with demonstrators who hurled fireworks at them.

 

Riot police in Istanbul have fought running battles with thousands of people who turned out to protect a park in the city’s central Taksim Square.

 

turkish spring

 

Water cannon and tear gas were used as protesters tried to reach the square and the parliament building in the capital, Ankara.

 

It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop the Gezi Parka but it has become bigger than just an environmental protest. It is now a demonstration against the Islamist-rooted government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 

First pictures, then videos of brutal police attacks on unarmed protesters in Istanbul caused the protests to spread to other cities, with riot police being deployed in Ankara overnight. Continue reading

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Police stormed the iconic Villa Amalias squat center in Athens, but left and released prisoners after a huge solidaritry response

Police stormed the iconic Villa Amalias squat center in Athens, but left and released prisoners after a huge solidaritry response

Athens: anarchist squat Villa Amalias raided by riot police

At approximately 07:00 GMT+2 on December 20th, riot police raided the anarchist squat Villa Amalias in Athens.

Eight people were detained inside the building, while the police are now searching in the presence of an ninth person who was also in the building at the time of the raid and who is acting as witness to the search. It is expected that this person will also be detained at the end of the operation.

It is still unclear whether or not the police intend to evict the squat.

People are already gathering in solidarity outside the squat in big numbers…… Continue reading

per AlborotoAdreça: https://alboroto.espivblogs.net 29 nov 2012
The 14th of November general strike in Barcelona started in the very first hours of the night, with pickets 14n Barnaclosing bars and spaces still open at night in several city’s neighborhoods, such as Gràcia, where more than 300 people managed to shut down bars, while a supermarket and banks were attacked by hoodies.

Earlier, trade unions pickets had blocked the accesses to industrial parks of the metropolitan area, where no activity was reported at all. No one was arrested during the night. As the sun was rising, fire barricades were erected in all city’s points, with police making the first arrest of the day in the Eixample neighborhood. Continue reading

Wednesday, November 14, 2012     updates   Barcelona: Cop cars burnt, Nazi shop trashed, etc, as Half million march      Battlefield Lisbon    14N European strike: Bologna

Videos From Today’s General Strike in Europe

All videos come courtesy of Europeans Against the Political System:

Beginning of the strike in Madrid.

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greek defense ministry stormed

Workers at the Skaramangas shipyard in Athens storm the ministry of defense; farmers in Heraclion, Crete raid the Heraclion airport, as tension ahead of the voting of new austerity cuts intensifies

On the morning of October 4th, approximately 500 workers at the Skaramangas shipyard (West Attica), gathered outside the greek ministry of defense on Mesogeion Avenue. The workers were protesting for the fact that they have not been paid their last 6 monthly wages.

The workers quickly gathered around the hellenic army general staff HQ. Soon thereafter riot police entered the courtyard and clashed with the workers. At least 120 detentions of workers were reported and the tension continued outside the police HQ on Alexandras Ave (where anti-fascists are still held following arrests earlier in the week).

At approximately the same time, in the city of Heraclion, Crete, farmers gathered in the city centre to protest again the forthcoming cuts in their pensions, as part of the latest round of austerity cuts expected to be announced in the coming days, or weeks.

Later in the afternoon the farmers moved to the city’s international airport, entering its halls and attempting to smash through the gate of the airport in order to occupy its runway. Riot police used tear gas and the farmers responded by tossing stones at the police. Continue reading

Hundreds arrested in massive crackdown on #Blockupy

by Jerome Roos on May 18, 2012

Frankfurt on lock-down as over 5.000 police are deployed in an unprecedented operation to keep protesters out of the city and away from the banks.

The atmosphere here in Frankfurt is tense. The police is omnipresent. The sound of sirens permeates the city streets. As I write this, some thousands of protesters are huddled together at the university, pitching tents or simply squatting a place on the ground to try and catch some sleep before tomorrow’s big actions. But as the activists here prepare to physically block the headquarters of the European Central Bank, the police already seems to have done the job for them.

The entire city is on lock-down. Roadblocks sever the main traffic arteries Continue reading

Según afirma Plataforma Usuaris Treballadors hasta ocho furgones de la Polícia Nacional se han apostado en la sede central de Bankia ante la masiva respuesta de la iniativa #Cerramosbankia. Cientos de personas han respondido al llamamiento. Eso no ha gustado al estado que ha mandado a sus esbirros.
The National Police in Madrid DNI asks for identity papers from those who want to close their account at Bankia, which is being ‘rescued with up to 20.000m euros of public money
The platform ‘Usuaris Treballadors’ asserts that eight police vans were stationed at National Headquarters Bankia to the massive response iniative # Cerramosbankia. Hundreds of people have responded to the call. That has not pleased the state which has sent its minions.

Esta Plataforma además afirma que los policías allí apostados están pidiendo el DNI a todos aquellos ciudadanos que

this bank deceives with criminal tricks
and people from their homes evicts

quieren cerrar su cuenta en Bankia. Preguntándose acto seguido en su cuenta de facebook ¿A quién defiente el estado democrático?.

This Platform further states that police officers stationed there are asking for the ID card to all citizens who want to close their account at Bankia. So who Defends the democratic state?.

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